Case insensitivity

Harald Kirsch kirschh at lionbioscience.com
Fri Jul 20 08:48:37 CEST 2001


Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> writes:

> My own intuition and experience tells me that there seem to be two
> kinds of people: some folks think case-sensitively, others think
> case-insensitively.  

I guess it depends a bit on their (natural language) mother tongue. In
German (at least) many words must be written with uppercase first
letter, and there are sometimes non-obvious rules for it, and the
teacher at school normally really trains the pupils on
that. Consequently they might develop a strong feeling that case
matters.

... would make a nice diploma thesis for a social psychology student
to find some statistical evidence here :-)

  Harald Kirsch

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